This week I'm featuring When Sorrows Come (October Daye #15) by Seanan McGuire. The actual first line of this book is a BIGTIME spoiler for the previous one, so I didn't feel right sharing that. So, since every book in this series starts out with a quote from a Shakespeare work that has the title of the book, that's what I chose to use for my Beginning this week.
It's hard to be a hero. There's always something needing October "Toby" Daye's attention, and her own desires tend to fall by the wayside in favor of solving the Kingdom's problems. That includes the desire to marry her long-time suitor and current fiancé, Tybalt, San Francisco's King of Cats. She doesn't mean to keep delaying the wedding, it just sort of...happens. And that's why her closest friends have taken the choice out of her hands, ambushing her with a court wedding at the High Court in Toronto. Once the High King gets involved, there's not much even Toby can do to delay things...
...except for getting involved in stopping a plot to overthrow the High Throne itself, destabilizing the Westlands entirely, and keeping her from getting married through nothing more than the sheer volume of chaos it would cause. Can Toby save the Westlands and make it to her own wedding on time? Or is she going to have to choose one over the other?
When sorrows come, they come not single spies,
But in battalions.
-William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
"We need to interview your entire staff," I said. "And by 'we' I mean 'you', and by 'you' I mean 'someone you trust implicitly, probably with Fiac present to verify people's responses, because if you were to find another Doppelganger, you'd probably get stabbed, too, and that's not a fun family activity.'"
What have you been reading lately?